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Chiricahua Desert Museum

4 Rattlesnake Canyon Road, 4 Rattlesnake Canyon Road, Rodeo, NM 88056
+1 575-557-5757
Review Highlights
Lots of live rattlesnakes + great gift shop

We spent a couple hours here checking out all the beautiful rattlesnakes + the large lovely gift... read more

Reviewed 4 December 2017
Sonia S
Islamorada, Florida, United States
The Oasis in the desert!

Absolutely amazing Place. Between the incredible Museum and the Geronimo Center I was completely... read more

Reviewed 30 November 2017
Jacksonville, Florida
via mobile
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A beautiful stop along Historic Route 80NM. Open 7 Days a week 9-5pm. Closed only Christmas Day and Thanksgiving Day. Hundreds of Reptiles on Exhibit. A stunning gift shop and two out door desert garden areas complete with a running creek and pond. Photographers delight in the abundance of wildlife. Come see us soon. Adults $7.00 Youth 12 and Under, Seniors 55 and over, Active Military,and First Reponders $5.00 Children 5 and under a free with a paid gaurdian.
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“live exhibits” (4 reviews)
“gila monster” (4 reviews)
“gift shop” (18 reviews)
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4 Rattlesnake Canyon Road, 4 Rattlesnake Canyon Road, Rodeo, NM 88056
+1 575-557-5757

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Reviewed 4 December 2017

We spent a couple hours here checking out all the beautiful rattlesnakes + the large lovely gift shop. Also, there is a small museum for Native American artifacts with some gorgeous early pottery.

1  Thank Sonia S
Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

Absolutely amazing Place. Between the incredible Museum and the Geronimo Center I was completely floored. The breath of Museum exhibits are almost beyond belief! The inside animal habitats are very well done, far beyond what I've seen in most zoos. And the outdoor areas with...More

Thank Chelonian1
Reviewed 18 November 2017

Bob & Sheri Ashley have built a dream venue with huge bookstore and gift shop surrounded by live exhibits and museum with a reptile focus and a grand convention center for special events. The amount of thought, effort, work and expense in creating this incredible...More

Thank Michael J
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

This Museum is the best that I've been to. So many thoughtful and useful books etc for the area The staff was so helpful and knowledgeable about this area. The exhibits were very well thought out.

Thank Janet N
Reviewed 19 September 2017

This place is just a magical spot in the middle of the desert. The museum is not big, but absolutely packed full of artifacts and cool items. The back room is the museum has a fantastic collection of live rattlesnakes on display, beautiful habitats, really...More

Thank Heather T
Reviewed 27 July 2017

This is more of a zoo and botanical garden than museum, although there are many reptile artifacts, there are also MANY live snakes and reptiles on display in displays (aquariums) which are meticulously constructed to replicate the creature's natural environment. Also, there is a pretty...More

1  Thank ElizabethN234
Reviewed 20 July 2017

We just happened to be driving by and thought the museum looked interesting, and was it! We had a nice long visit looking at all the different reptiles and exhibits. They had a great gift shop and clean bathrooms. The hostess was amazing and we...More

1  Thank trish87301
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

This was an excellent stop on our trip. We just happened to find it. Decided to take a scenic route and drove by. My kids loved it! Price is great for what you get to see

1  Thank Jessica F
Reviewed 26 May 2017

We saw the signs for this museum and stopped. It is a very interesting place to visit but if you do not like snakes, it may not be where you want to go. There is a live museum with numerous snakes (behind glass) in it....More

1  Thank alphawolfie
Reviewed 26 April 2017

We met a lovely young lady there that was very knowledgeable about reptiles. there is a great display of rattlesnakes of the Southwest. The museum and gift shop were works of art. The curator of the museum and gift store was very friendly and knew...More

1  Thank Merridith
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